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Kolkata (कोलकाता) is the fourth largest city in India, located some 10 km to the south-east from Howrah, 100 km south-west of Bangladesh border. The capital city New Delhi is in 1,700 km to the north-west. The population is about 4,631,400 people in accordance with the 2011 census. Many people visit Kolkata each year to take a look at its famous monuments and memorials and forts.

Airport Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Intl (IATA: CCU) is 20 km away from Kolkata and is the closest airport to it.

Places to see in Kolkata

1. Victoria Memorial (India)
The Victoria Memorial, located in Kolkata, India is a memorial of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom who also carried the title of Empress of India. It currently serves as a museum and a tourist attraction.

2. Fort William (India)
Fort William is a fort built in Calcutta on the Eastern banks of the River Hooghly, the major distributary of the River Ganges, during the early years of the Bengal Presidency of British India. It was named after King William III of England. In front of the Fort is the Maidan, which used to be a part of the Fort and is the largest urban park in Calcutta.

3. Kolkata Gate
Kolkata Gate (officially known as Biswa Bangla Gate) is an arch-monument in the city of Kolkata, West Bengal, India. It is built by Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) on the Biswa Bangla Sarani) at Narkelbagan, Action Area - I of New Town. It also houses a restaurant. The visitors' gallery and restaurant are surrounded by glass, which will be part of the wall. From here, one can see a lot of parts of New Town, Bidhannagar, Rajarhat and Kolkata.

4. Tipu Sultan Mosque
The Tipu Sultan Shahi Mosque is a famous mosque in Kolkata, located at 185 Dhartamtalla Street, Kolkata, India. The mosque is a wonderful, cultural heritage building. People from all sections of society and religions are allowed to visit the mosque and take pictures of this historical piece of architecture.

If you have already seen Kolkata, there are still plenty of things to do on the outskirts of the city. If you're visiting the area, you may want to check out something from the following list:

If you're interested in some photographs of Kolkata - take a look at our gallery

Kolkata tourist attractions and interesting places

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Victoria Memorial (India)

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Fort William (India)

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Kolkata Gate

Kolkata Gate (officially known as Biswa Bangla Gate) is an

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Birla Industrial & Technological Museum

Birla Industrial & Technological Museum (BITM), a unit under

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The Great Banyan

Located in the Indian Botanical Gardens, Howrah, over the River

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Georgian Inn

starting $12

Hotel N S International

starting $39

Mayur Residency

starting $67

Sunrise Inn

starting $44

Hotel Heera International

starting $43

Hotel Aura

starting $44

Hotel Al Sana

starting $17

Hotel Diplomat Kolkata

starting $19

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